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Grisette - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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41 Reviews
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Reviews: 41
Hads: 154
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 20.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DrJay on 09-29-2007

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This will actually be my second Grisette. The beer looks great off the pour. Nose seems like a cross between a saison and a hefe. It's not exactly as light as I would expect. Consistent character. Well made beer. Seems a little too heavy though. Cheers to Sly Fox for putting out an unusual style.

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can 13 oct 2014 stamped on the bottom

Yellowy hazed near golden, lifts a HUGE head that slowly morphs and fades. Leaves gobs of thicker froth.

Peppery and coriander infused nose.

More heavy pepper, Belgian yeast, and again herbal coriander. Light, zesty and flavorful.

Worthy saison in a can.

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Photo of tigg924
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery—served into a tulip

Appearance: 1/4 head, golden-orange in color, clear, low carbonation

Smell: Belgian spices, grass, and lemon

Taste: hay, Belgian spices, and a good deal of orange and lemon

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, crisp, bitter start that gets sweeter in the middle then fades back to bitterness

Overall: A very different and interesting Belgian Ale. Can’t say I have had anything quite like this before. Nice and sessionable, but I am kind of on the fence as to whether I would get it again. Sly Fox does make some great beers and this is not on the same level as their best.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 355ml can with a BB of Oct 2013 (presumed). A little out of date, but hopefully still in good order. Acquired recently from the Brewdog online shop. An American take on a classic Belgian style.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A bright golden hue with plentiful carbonation and faint floating sediment. Produces a ridiculously massive head of creamy white foam with decent retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of fruity saison yeast with hints of clove, banana, bubblegum, phenolics, coriander, spice, faint malt and earthiness. Rounded and delicious.

Tastes of fruity yeast esters and spice, with a bone-dry finish. Notes of clove, banana, mild bubblegum, coriander, spice, faint apricot, a twinge of grainy malt and earthy yeast. Highly attenuated, followed by a subtle, herbal bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body for the style. Light but well defined. Mildly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity yeast, spice and earthiness.

Good stuff - a solid take on the style. Looks lovely in the glass, while the aroma and flavour are replete with fruity, spicy yeast notes. Decent body. Perhaps the only thing missing is conditioning with live yeast as in Belgium - I reckon it would add subtle depth to the flavour and texture. However this is a trivial point; nicely done and very tasty. Well worth sampling if you're a saison fan.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Appears a slightly clouded golden hue, with a very bright color shade. Bright white head forms thick with fine bubbles, head retention is excellent with fine speckled lacing left on the sides of the chalice.

Aroma has spicy yeast notes, slightly peppery with a clean biscuit malt character.

Flavor has a spicy upfront yeast character, rough phenolic character slightly fruity a hint of band aids…it’s all there.

Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with even flowing carbonation not much else happening here. The dry finish just works for the style adding to how easy this is to consume.

Overall, an easy drinking sessionable Belgian style beer in a can the off band aid plastic fermented flavors don’t sit well with me but they aren’t overbearing in this beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sly Fox Brewing Co. "Grisette"
12 oz. can, "BB" date is not quite legible but looks like "11 OCT"... assuming 2015

First off it's a great back story of the style, and they've done a magnificent job with the packaging. Beyond that the beer looks great in the glass with a billowing bright white head that rises and the rests gently above its cloudy golden body. The head holds quite well, and it leaves very nice lacing on the glass as it goes.

The aroma is mainly spicy, and a touch phenolic, but backed by a subtle bit of sweetness in the malt. Some yeasty mineral helps to tie the two together, and it's quite pleasant. As it warms soft clove and a hint of plastic come out a bit more, as does a flicker of white pepper, giving it even greater depth.

The flavor, of course, offers up pretty much everything the aroma does right at the start. Additionally, there's just a subtle edge of tartness (that's probably coming from the yeast itself). I don't find citrus in the nose, or in the flavor directly, but when I get that little zing of yeast in the finish it makes me think of lemon. And of course the acidity helps to dry it, along with the spiciness and the stiff bitterness. A bit of yeasty earthiness rounds it out, reminding me of some of the great French Biere de Gardes.

It's not a beer that you'd drink quantities of as it's just too flavorful, despite the fact that it actually appears quite quaffable. No, this is a beer that you might have with your friends after work but you'd enjoy it and take it a bit slower because every sip leaves its mark, lingering for at least a few minutes. Superb!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow with a bright white head. Funky barnyard of a nose with grainy and medicinal notes.

Full mouth feel but medium bodied with brisk carbonation. Delicate honeysuckle and apple flavors on the tip of the tongue. Clean medicinal flavors on the mid palate, some band aid, along with a sweet graininess, finishes clean with just enough spicy hop (or just spice) to balance things out leaving a faint sweetness in the mouth. Clean refreshing with a good amount of complexity. And it comes in a can!

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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a whilteish/yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, yeast, a little funkiness to it. Taste is tart, lemony, spicy, some mustiness, tasty and easy drinking. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice light farmhouse. Hazy light orange with good lacing. Funky aroma. Very fruity with a clean finish. Great beer for summertime. Experienced during a Sly Fox tap takeover. Not a huge fan if the style but I would try this again if I ran across it and it was very hot outside. And there was nothing else available.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice little local surprise for a farmhouse/Saison

Murky and cloudy appearance just begs to quaff your thirst. I am beginning to really love the farmhouse style. The lemony and yeast flavors work together to make this a great porch sitting beer while I read. The abv doesn't knock you out but allows you to stay engaged in your work be it the lawn or prepping for dinner.

A nice first beer that doesn't overpower your senses making it an easily sessionable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Grisette from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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